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Arshiya wants to teach English!

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Arshiya is a shy eight year old who is in the third grade. Her parents both work. Her father is a wedding caterer and her mother is a sweeper. While they are supportive of Arshiya’s education thus far, her older sisters no longer attend school. One of them works as a maid while the other works at a local school. Both dropped out of school when they were 12 or 13 years old. Arshiya also has a younger brother who is six years old and studies in the same school.

Arshiya’s day begins at 7 am when she wakes up to help her mother with household chores. She then spends time watching cartoons on TV before school. When Pratham staff tested her learning level, they found that she was a complete beginner. She had no exposure to the English language. After being a part of Pratham, she has quickly learned the alphabet and her vocabulary has improved. She is a diligent student, does her homework on time and is a good learner. She is usually one of the first to raise her hand to answer questions that the teacher asks in class. Her favorite subject in school is Urdu and she says that she enjoys learning poems. Arshiya wants to become an English teacher when she grows up!

Many thanks for your support and for giving Arshiya the opportunity to have a brighter future!

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